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TEFL Courses in Ban Phe | Thailand

Situated only two hours to the south of Bangkok, Ban Phe is a perfect destination for your TEFL/TESOL course. This beautiful fishing village is located on the fabulous beaches of the Gulf of Thailand.

This welcoming and typically Thai village is perfect for anyone looking to be introduced to the Thai culture. Studying your course here offers the best way to gain an insight into life in Thailand and is an exceptional place to attend a TEFL/TESOL course.

Ban Phe offers the full Thailand experience while studying your course. It presents a calm environment and is close to some renowned resorts such as Koh Samet, Koh Chang, Pattaya and of course Bangkok.

Thailand as a location for TEFL/TESOL courses is certainly entertaining, magical, lively and exhilarating. This country is a totally wonderful place and by studying how to teach English in the village of Ban Phe you will really experience how Thai people live. Start your TEFL/TESOL career in the stunning village of Ban Phe and surround yourself in Thai culture.

Our course is delivered in a large building close to all the local transport links and amenities. Within our school you will find all the facilities you will need to successfully complete your course. Accommodation is provided for our students along with a Thai and international restaurant located on the school premises.

Ban Phe, Climate

Ban Phe has three seasons and enjoys a tropical climate. During the months of March to May it will feel very warm and humid with little rain. During the months of June to October Ban Phe experiences periods of tropical rain that can last from ten minutes to a few hours. Once the rain has cleared the weather is usually clear and sunny. The cooler months are November to February and the average temperature throughout the year is a warm 27 °C /81 °F.

The cost of living is Ban Phe is very cheap. See below for an idea of costs in USD:

  • 1.00 for a hot meal
  • 1.20 for a bottle of beer
  • 0.20 for a bottle of water
  • 0.50 for a 20-minute motorbike taxi ride
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The School

Our TEFL/TESOL course in Ban Phe, Thailand is situated in a typical Thai village overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. The school is located in a unique multi-functional facility.

Our school is comfortable, modern, air conditioned and offers all the services our students will need, such as laundry and washing services, lounges and roof terraces, quiet study areas, an internet café and a restaurant providing reasonably priced, delicious international and Thai cuisine.

The school is well equipped and provides a peaceful and comfortable setting for our students to learn and study. You will find a range of street vendors and restaurants near the school that offer delicious, low cost Thai food. You can also find a wide variety of bars and cafes around Ban Phe where you can order your favourite drink and watch the world go by. Ban Phe also has a number of small shops where you can buy coffee, soft drinks, tea and snacks.

Our training centre is also the home for our student accommodation; this reduces your travel time to class and gives you time for a lie-in. To sum up, our school in Ban Phe is a self-contained facility that provides everything you could possibly need to ensure your course in Thailand is an experience you will never forget.

Combined TEFL/TESOL Course

At our Ban Phe School we also offer a two-week residential option for those wishing to study our Combined TEFL/TESOL course. Before attending our Ban Phe centre you would need to complete our 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL course. Once you have successfully completed the online course you can then join our other students for the final two weeks of their four-week course. Once you have completed your time at our Ban Phe School you will be awarded your ITTT certificate. The combined course in Ban Phe costs US$ 1500 which includes your accommodation for the two weeks.

Accommodation

ITTT offers comfortable, clean and suitably furnished rooms to our TEFL/TESOL course students at very reasonable prices.

Our accommodation in Ban Phe includes a private room, with air conditioning and a private bathroom located in a building next to our school. We place all of our students in the same building, however, should you wish to stay in a nearby hotel we can provide that for you at an additional cost of US$ 100. For further details regarding this option please contact us.

Towels and bedding are included in the price of the room and once a week (usually Friday or Saturday) the house staff will clean and change the linen in all rooms. Also available for use are general cleaning supplies and a vacuum cleaner.

The hotel bedrooms do not have hot water available, although given the warm temperatures this doesn’t generally bother our students. However, if you wish to have a hot shower there is one available on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Our accommodation building is well situated for getting to the beach, the town centre, shopping areas and a variety of good restaurants. The building provides everything you require such as a well-equipped internet café, a lounge area for relaxing complete with a TV and video player, a Thai and international restaurant along with laundry and cleaning services.

Our course accommodation in Ban Phe is available to students from the Saturday prior to the start of your course until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday after the course. We advise you to arrive in Ban Phe by the Saturday prior to the start of your course to give you the opportunity to get acquainted with the local area and to relax before the start of your course.

We also provide transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to the course accommodation at 12 noon on the Saturday before the course begins.

Course dates



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Ban Phe and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.





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Course fees

 



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We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Ban Phe and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.





Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...





Accomodation Fees

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Ban Phe itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, transfer from Bangkok to Ban Phe*, lifetime job assistance and daily refreshments.

    * At 12:00 noon on the Saturday prior to the course start date, we will provide transportation from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to your accommodation at the school.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    Local Resorts (US$ 170-330): We have a few great options for you to choose from and all locations are close to the school. Prices will depend mainly on your choice of a fan or air-conditioned room.

    Local Guesthouse (US$ 140-600): Features an on-site bar, cable TV for sports and news, a Western grill and a Thai kitchen for traditional Thai food. Reservations are based on advanced bookings only.

    Your accommodation is available from 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the course begins through to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Ban Phe by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins.

  • What travel documents will I need for thailand?

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    It is advised that you enter Thailand on a 60-day Tourist Visa. Applications are cheap and turnaround times are fairly quick. You need to apply for a tourist visa with your nearest Thai embassy. Once in Thailand, trainees can extend their visas for an additional 30 days for a small fee at a local immigration office. Alternatively, some nationals can enter the Kingdom and obtain permission to stay in Thailand for 30 days (by air) or 15 days (over land) upon arrival.

    If you are from a country where visa procedures require a course invitation letter, one will be made available to you immediately after your intent to attend the course has been proven via your deposit payment.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Thai consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?

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    The initial orientation is usually on the Sunday evening prior to the course start date at 6:00 p.m. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?

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    We use local Thai students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Thai students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will also receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?

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    The maximum class size on the Ban Phe course is 32, however it is split up into two groups. Normally we would expect to have around twenty trainees, with ten per group. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?

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    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?

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    Please bring a pen and a notebook for taking notes during class. All relevant forms and instructions will be provided, as well as notes from the input sessions.

    You may want to bring a recording device with you, it is not required equipment but many trainees have commented that this has made the course easier for them (for preparing lessons, interviewing and listening to conversations with students etc).

    We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center and in the lobby of the hotel. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.

  • What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?

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    If you plan to work in Thailand without returning home before you do so, you will need to bring your original degree (if you have one) and any other teaching qualifications that you might have. While not required by all schools, it’s advisable to obtain a local criminal background check and sealed university transcripts as some schools will want to see one, or both of these documents.

  • Do I need a degree to teach in thailand?

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    The short answer is no. Thailand’s Ministry of Education (MoE) does require foreign teachers to have degrees, but not all schools fall under the MoE’s jurisdiction. Primary and secondary schools, both public and private, will require degrees as your teacher’s license will need to be approved by the MoE. However, university and corporate work will not require a degree. Teaching in one of Thailand’s thousands of language schools also does not necessarily require a degree. So while some sources fail to truly explore this issue and say degrees are required, you can rest assured, they are not required for all teaching positions around the Kingdom.